Compulsory reading for any thinking angler. "A startling and penetrating look at trout behaviour and rise forms - with brilliant, practical insights into approach and presentation". Vincent C. Marinaro came to prominence as the author of Modern Dry-Fly Code. In this subsequent work, he develops his ideas about how a trout's prey appears to the trout itself." This UK edition has a new introduction by Charles Jardine. Chapters include: Part one: In the ring of the rise - The anatomy of the rise; What the fish does and does not see; Fishing to the ring of the rise; Rod function, rod design. Part two: Adventures with special fly patterns - A game of nods; The hidden hatch; Big fly, big trout; Small fly, big fish. Part three: Trout rivers in profile - Anatomy of the limestone and freestone trout waters; The Au Sable.